THE AMERICAN JEWISH Committee (AJC) has launched a digital resource to enable Americans to expose anti-Semitic tropes and take action against hate speech. Translate Hate was developed in response to growing anti-Semitism, confirmed by the FBI’s annual hate crimes report, released Nov. 12, which showed that Jews were the target of 57.8 percent of all religious bias crimes in 2018.
AJC New Jersey regional director Rabbi David Levy said Translate Hate will guide people in “exposing escalating anti-Semitism across the country and work toward ending it.”
Presented in the form of an illustrated glossary, Translate Hate lays out terms and expressions that are examples of anti-Semitism, and explains the anti-Semitic nature and histories of certain words or phrases when used in specific contexts. Users can also access tools for reporting hate speech. Individuals are encouraged to use the hashtag #TranslateHate when speaking out against the use of any of the terms in the glossary.